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Beta Carotene plays a key role in protecting and defending white
blood cells - the primary defending agents against infections and
disease. Because of this, the strength of the immune system is
heavily dependent on Beta Carotenes.
IN THE BODY
Antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Selenium increase
the functionality of Beta Carotene. It helps with the absorption
10-30 mg a day of Beta Carotene should be enough to
satisfy the daily amount needed to maintain a healthy
system. Vitamin A usually carries with it an ample amount
of Beta Carotene. When breast feeding, women should take
1300 mcg of Vitamin A every day.
Too much Zinc can result in loose stool, problems with
the immune system, heart disease and severe vomiting.
Supplemental forms of Beta Carotene can be found in palm
oil and algae, but palm oil is absorbed quicker and more
effectively than algae. Synthetic forms of Beta Carotene
are not as effective as natural ones, as in the case with
If you experience heart or liver disease, taking Beta Carotene
will not meet your Vitamin A requirements. Also, if you are a
heavy drinker or smoker, taking too much Beta Carotene may
increase your risk of cancer.
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